Breaking: Matawalle bars Zamfara monarchs from awarding chieftaincy titles without approval

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has barred Monarchs in the state from awarding chieftaincy titles without the state government’s approval.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications to the governor, Zailani Bappa, on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the governor said, “All Emirs, Senior District Heads and District Heads in the state are hereby directed to officially seek permission from the State Government before conferring traditional titles to anyone.

“The directive becomes necessary in order to check indicriminate award and possible abuse of the traditional institution.

“Henceforth, no Emir, Senior District Head or District Head must appoint anybody into any traditional office without securing official permission and clearance from the state Government.

“Compliance to this directive is now mandatory and failure to it will attract serious reprimand from the state Government.”

Blueprint had reported that Yandoto Emirate conferred a title on a notorious bandit, Adamu Alero, a development that raised dust within and outside the state.

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